Thursday, April 9, 2015

.AFRICA IRP new gTLD Panel declares No revisiting the 2014 ruling

Extract: "This ruling becomes that 3rd since DCA Trust first submitted an Amended Notice of Independent Review Process (“IRP”) on Jan. 10, 2014 to the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). DCA Trust sent its Notice of IRP in October 2013. This is a step towards resolution of the dispute between ICANN and DCA Trust over ICANN Board decisions and actions taken with regard to DCA Trust’s application for the .africa new gTLD".


  • African companies will soon be able to register a ".africa" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Promoting new domain names to end-users requires time, contact Jovenet Consulting for help.

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